I have a layout that has a weird shape to it and a few cutouts along the inside. I’d like to place grids of LEDS all around these cutouts, so the easiest thing would be to layout a few diode-to-resistor patterns and then duplicate /create arrays out if them and place then on the board.
however, this is a Mike Smith maverick way of doing layout. However, I don’t want to have to calculate how many LEDS will fit where, and I’m not even sure how I want to wire it all up until I see them on the board to be sure what sort of layout will have to best fit…is there a way to layout repetative sections of a PCB if I promise to go back and put them in a schematic after? Can PCBNEW help to generate the annotations and net list for this "backwards " workflow?